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hello, welcome to our continued special coverage, for those of you watching in the u.s. and around the world, i am errol barnett. >> and i am natalie allen.
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we continue to focus on ferguson, missouri. what started as a day of peaceful prayer in many places there took a very different turn after nightfall. >> we will walk you through what was a chaotic scene on the streets of missouri, and discuss what residents wake up to early monday morning. all of that coming up here on cnn. >> again, another night of tear gas, gunfire, molotov cocktails, vandalism. we will hear from police officers again, but this is more than a week after the police killing of michael brown, the unarmed african-american teenager. >> and the police's version of events we heard a short time ago from captain ron johnson. he said authorities saw protesters throwing molotov cocktails. they then fired at police ahead of the second night of the government imposed curfew. riot police then responded with
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what you see here, tear gas, rubber bullets. police also say two people were shot amid this chaos, say they were not shot by police officers. there have also been a number of arrests, most of them we understand for failing to disperse. this information just into cnn this past hour, the governor of missouri signed an executive order to deploy the national guard to ferguson, and schools in this area will be closed on monday, all because of the heightened tensions that exist there now. demonstrators say their march ahead of sunday's confrontation was nonviolent. >> we were walking peacefully down to the mall, a young lady was hit in the face with smoke bombs and tear gas. and we were peaceful. this is unacceptable. this is not the law. this is unacceptable! until we get justice, we will not stop! >> that's a lot of people that
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were in the protest were peaceful protesters, apparently there were some gang members mixed in the scene. a short time ago, the state police officer you see here in charge of security in ferguson said sunday night's violence was not spontaneous. >> tonight. a sunday that started with prayers and messages of unity. peace and justice took a very different turn after dark. molotov cocktails were thrown. there were shootings, looting, vandalism, and other acts of violence that clearly appear not to have been spontaneous, but premeditated criminal acts designed to damage property, hurt people, and provoke a response. the catalyst was not civil
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disobedience, but preplanned agitation and aggression. >> we have correspondents all over ferguson. ed lavandera was there at that press conference as captain johnson updated all of us on why a more robust police response was necessary. ed, we heard from a protesters a few moments ago, she was so furious, so convinced she was peaceful, everyone around her was peaceful, but obviously the police have a different version of events and wanted to target those making the situation worse. take us to where you are now. i know things have calmed down, but how high were emotions a few hours ago? >> reporter: oh, incredibly tense. according to what the state police here in missouri are saying, it all quickly deteriorated, according to their time line in about 45 minutes, from the time the first sounds of gunfire were heard, where a
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civilian was wounded. by the time the crowd made its way probably a half mile from where the demonstrations were taking place to this point here, where the command structure is for the security teams, it was really at this point back over here over my left shoulder when the crowd started reaching this point is when authorities here started to tell the protesters that they needed to disperse, and again, a lot of attention focused. i think what made tonight so difficult is that people throwing the molotov cocktails involved in the escalating tensions tonight were mixed in with the crowd. as we have been reporting the last few hours, many that have come out to ferguson to protest peacefully and to follow in their demonstrations in hours leading to the curfew that a lot of people are intermingled, that caused a lot of tension and really chaotic scenes that we
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saw here. at some point, at various points, saw families that brought their children out here to participate in the demonstrations, caught in all of the melee that was going on. authorities say there was vandalism and looting, saw there was a mcdonald's with a huge window shattered out, trying to make low concrete barricades in the middle of roadways, taking concrete structures from various businesses on one stretch of roadway. so they're saying that they were basically left with no alternative at this point, and that's why they had to escalate their response. and because of that, the real significant news we're hearing now is that the governor of missouri is activating the national guard. how many troops we will see deployed and how quickly they get here is information that we're still trying to get a handle on, but clearly after tonight, the situation here escalated to a point where the
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next level of force will be brought in and it will be interesting to see how in the next 24 hours people respond to that, given what we have seen another night of chaos in ferguson. >> and that's a great point. we should now discuss what's going to happen in three hours or so once this curfew is lifted, once residents wake up, reassess the situation, and realize new information that's emerged overnight. you mentioned already the governor deploying national guard to ferguson, unclear how large that presence will be. we have also seen the second autopsy that the family had conducted released, shows michael brown was shot six times. all on the front of his body. two shots to the head, four to the arm. ron johnson, captain johnson, a man welcomed in churches sunday morning, tearing up as he said to people i am you, you are me, let's do this together. how are people likely to react
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monday, schools closed, as all of this information emerges. is it something that will aggravate people more or if there will be a calm over the city? >> reporter: you know, i think there are a lot of people who are trying to organize the protests. we heard so much from them over the last few days that they're trying to organize the rallies and demonstrations in an orderly, peaceful way. i know there's a great deal of anxiety among those folks when they see this more sinister element come into the area. according to the governor of missouri and other officers as we have spoken with them, they believe a lot of people causing the problems aren't necessarily people from the ferguson area. in fact, i was talking to one state highway police officer, he said two people arrested in last night, saturday night's protests, were from the neighboring state of illinois. clearly there are a couple people who had come into in
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their view to basically cause trouble. so you have those kind of elements mixing together here. and i know for people that were trying to do this in a peaceful manner, it creates a whole lot of anxiety. you heard the governor in his statement, announcing deployment of the national guard. he is saying the violent nature of the protests is doing a disservice to the family of michael brown, which is really focused on as they said seeking justice in this case. interesting to see how the protests are seen by the family of the shooting victim in this case, if that message cuts through in the next 24 hours. >> ed, it is past 2:00 in the morning where you are. the purpose was to disperse people. the curfew is in effect.
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could you show us around, show us the mood now, is everything gone, everything calmed down, what can you tell us? >> reporter: this is a very secure area. this is the area you see behind me is the command post for the security teams that are being deployed into the area, and the area of concern is if you shoot back that way, probably along that stretch of main roadway that goes about a mile or so, depending on where people are gathering, it is kind of a relatively short stretch of roadway that has become the focal point, flashpoint for a lot of the chaos in the last few nights. don't want to give people the impression this is something that's happening all over the city of ferguson. this is a concentrated, localized area being effected. there's a main roadway, and then which is very close, five or six blocks from where michael brown was shot and killed last weekend, and some of the
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roadways that lead into that that are the focus of the issue. so from what we can tell, things have quieted down dramatically, as you mentioned, just after 2:00 in the morning in the city of st. louis, and from what we can tell, haven't heard any more, haven't seen a whole lot of police activity of people making their way back into the scene. we think for now, the worst has passed here in the city of ferguson tonight. >> ed lavandera live in ferguson, missouri, after quite a night. we will bring viewers more of special coverage from missouri after the break. >> coming up, it was a far different scene earlier in ferguson. we will take you to a peaceful rally that was held sunday. >> and shot at least six times, twice in the head. more on what we're learning from the second autopsy on michael brown. stay with cnn.
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only ones shooting was the police. there was black people, all we did was march, fall to our knees. didn't have to be shot down with no tear gas. i did ten years in the military, just came back from iraq, you shoot me with tear gas? i didn't get tear gassed in iraq but i am on city streets getting tear gassed. >> listening there to the anger, the frustration by what she says, a war vet, saying this is my community, i am getting tear gassed. people convinced they were
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demonstrating peacefully, didn't feel like police response was justified. as we heard this past hour, captain ron johnson saying the cops did a fine job identifying provocateurs and dispersing the crowd. >> certainly a split view on what was going on from the police side to that protester's side. you could certainly feel her anguish. >> absolutely furious. >> at the treatment for she did nothing. and that was where we're at. we are now as we have been mentioning getting results from a second autopsy on michael brown. >> this one was conducted sunday by renowned forensic pathologist dr. michael baden at the request of michael brown's family. >> it is upsetting to see this drawing and to hear about these bullet wounds. the report shows he was shot at least six times, two of the bullet wounds were to his head.
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one of those wounds was to the top of his head, suggesting his head was bent forward when it struck him and caused fatal injury. dr. baden's report indicates it was likely the last bullet to hit him. the other four bullet wounds were to his right arm. >> now, the family requested dr. baden's autopsy because they don't trust local authorities to do an impartial investigation. that sent meant at the heart of this in missouri. eric holder says the justice department will conducts its own autopsy of michael brown. the attorney general says this case involves extraordinary circumstances and that justifies taking a third autopsy now. >> earlier this sunday, more than 1,000 people packed a local church to demand justice for michael brown's death, his parents were there, appearing briefly on stage with their
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attorney but didn't address the audience. a cousin of michael brown spoke passionately about his death. >> michael brown was not just some young black boy. he was a human being. he was a younger cousin. he was a son. he was an uncle, a nephew, he was not a suspect. he was not an object. he was not an animal. but that's how he was killed. >> i want to start off by talking to mike brown's family. and i want you to know my heart goes out to you. and i say that i'm sorry. i wear this uniform. and i stand up here and say that i'm sorry.
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>> captain ron johnson there, we heard from him a short while ago, a news conference. of course, he took over security for the town thursday and he has kind of been the face and the voice for this police force that is multi facetted, police from different departments of the county, from the city and highway patrol, and now the national guard headed to ferguson as an executive order by the governor. we learned that just about an hour ago. >> among things to keep in mind while we cover demonstrations, the police response, there's what sparked this all, the shooting of an unarmed teen. we're going to continue to follow developments out of missouri throughout the day on cnn. coming up in the next half hour, we're going to look closer at the investigation into the shooting of michael brown, now that one of the three autopsies has been revealed, how does it change the investigation, does it match what witnesses are
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saying, what else do authorities know about the case. all of that coming up this hour on cnn. >> also ahead when we come back, we'll tell you about some of the other stories from around the world. >> including from iraq, a battle is under way for control of a vital hydroelectric dam. >> fighting continuing in ukraine. the government is making gains against rebel forces. we will bring you the latest on that situation.
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welcome back. we will continue to foll follow events in ferguson, missouri. but we are following another story. kurdish, peshmerga forces have taken over. >> they're engaged in a ground battle with isis fighters for that structure, considered extremely important in iraq in this unfolding story in northern iraq. this while the u.s. continues air strikes begins isis targets.
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details from anna coren who is embedded in the provens. >> reporter: heavy artillery and rockets pommel the enemy line. peshmerga special forces wage an intensive ground operation against isis, as u.s. fighter jets and predator drones patrol the skies. their mission, to take back mosul dam, captured by militants earlier this month. a critical piece of hydroelectric infrastructure, that if sabotaged could let loose a wall of water that would flood cities of mosul and baghdad and everything in between. killing countless lives. the commander, son of the kurdish president, is in charge of special forces and this operation. >> we believe peshmerga we can take back. this is something very, very
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dangerous, is very dangerous if is in the hands of terrorists. >> reporter: as the offensive continues, isis eventually retreats, in their wake, leave ieds and land mine's on the roads, across fields and inside buildings. the peshmerga allowed us to travel to the area they attacked a few hours ago. we can still see smoke rising from buildings. we have been told we are not allowed out of the vehicle because of risk of land mine's planted by isis. when we reach that area, hundreds gather ready for the next offensive. some showing off achievements on the battlefield. showing photos of militants they killed earlier today. but within minutes, another explosion. this is where the battle was staged earlier against the isis militants. we are about 15 kilometers as
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the crow flies to mosul dam. the soldiers were on the way there when it was hit by an ied attack. the injured officers have been taken back to base. we later learn one of the soldiers died. as they begin to create the next offensive position closer to their target, an american humvee seized by isis sits in ruins on the dusty plains. a result of the u.s. air strike, giving these long term warriors reassurance they need to take the fight to isis aggressively on the battleground. anna coren, near mosul dam, iraq. as we mentioned, fierce fighting raging in eastern ukraine, despite a diplomat i can push to end hostilities there. >> we have a number of developments to bring you now. the ukrainian government says forces are taking back key
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territory in the fight against pro-russian rebels in the east of the country. mean whiem, ukrainian government says a russian convoy near the border is carrying humanitarian aid, although red cross is waiting for both sides to give safety guarantees before distributing aid this convoy is carrying. also, russia's foreign ministry says certain progress was made in diplomatic talks. we will bring in will ripley, covering all of these angles from kiev. what can you tell us about the aid convoy? it seems now the red cross has signed off on it, the ukrainian government has acknowledged receipt of its inventory. so what happens next? >> reporter: the first group has inched closer to the border, still hasn't crossed yet, as has been happening for several days, ukrainian government, russian government, red cross are trying to finalize details, safety concerns about how the convoy will be supervised. its route it will take to make
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sure it is a safe route into through rebel held territory, into donetsk and areas in the east that have been under fierce gunfire, making it difficult to get humanitarian aid in. we are told the deal is imminent, we could see portions of that convoy begin to cross relatively soon, although no specific timetable as of now, errol. >> meantime, will, as the aid inches its way to the country, you have the battle continuing around the mh-17 crash site. what's the latest information from that part of the country? >> reporter: nearly continuous fighting is what we are told, not only around the crash site but also in donetsk and lieu hans being. donetsk city council reports heavy gunfire heard now all throughout the city. ukrainian military says they're making a lot of head way. they reclaimed a rebel held
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police station over the weekend, raised a ukrainian flag. entered one of four districts, a significant development, the first time that they're in the city fighting the pro-russian separatists street by street. but with this fighting and progress made by the military comes a price. there have been more reports of civilians who have died. people are right now having to basically live in their basements under constant shelling and gunfire and dangerous conditions, not to mention the fact there's no water in donetsk now, no water, power, utilities, communications in lieu hans being for two weeks. the humanitarian crisis only getting worse where there's raw sewage and trash piling up. a really difficult situation and a lot of people, hundreds of thousands of people in need of humanitarian aid that still hasn't arrived. >> it speaks to why it is important to verify that russian convoy is humanitarian aid and to get it to those that need it most as soon as possible. will ripley, live in kiev.
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thank you. we are going to get back to our top story next on cnn, the police response in ferguson, missouri. >> after the break, i'll speak with a spokesperson from missouri highway patrol to get his perspective, his thoughts on sunday's violence in ferguson and the police response.
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you are watching cnn's continuing special coverage of our top story this hour, the incident overnight in ferguson, missouri. at this moment, things are calm. curfew in effect another two and a half hours. earlier if you were watching cnn, you saw chaos and unrest, more than a week since unarmed teenager michael brown was fatally shot by a police officer. >> a more violent than the first curfew last night. the governor of missouri signed an executive order in the past hour or so to deploy the national guard to ferguson. >> and what prompted all of that, look at your screens. this was the scene earlier before, a few hours before the
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curfew took effect. at least two people were shot, but not by police. >> tear gas was fired at protesters after that. police said were advancing on a command post. one eyewitness challenged that account. >> i saw the protesters go down the street peacefully and about 20 minutes later i saw tear gas disbursed down that way, and the crowd started coming back, more and more as the crowd started coming back, more and more tear gas started being shot, thrown. >> that's one eyewitness giving his take on what happened this evening. joining us now on the phone from ferguson, colonel from the missouri state highway patrol. thank you for talking with us. we heard from captain ron johnson earlier who said the police did a fine job protecting citizens, that they were responding to definitive acts of
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violence that were preplanned. can you expand on that? >> yes. just to clarify, i am not in ferguson, i am at the headquarters in jefferson city, missouri. way in ferguson last night through the evening and into the morning hours, but i am in the headquarters in jefferson city where i have been meeting with governor nixon and talking about this call of the guard, talked to general danner, the missouri national guard, steven danner, so i am back in jefferson city this evening, this morning now, this morning. but basically i had briefings and watched your coverage a little bit tonight, have tauktd to our commanders on the ground in ferguson. i think we've seen a larger number of protesters tonight than we've seen in past nights, and we have seen some more sophisticated methods of what they've done. they advanced on our command post there this evening, so this was a little different than what
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we have seen in nights past. obviously they didn't wait until curfew time started at midnight, and started much earlier in the evening. we saw quite a bit of different action tonight that was taken against us than we have seen in evenings before. >> what was that conversation like with the governor when you were deciding whether or not or how to continue to try to quell the violence, night two of the curfew, and how did it evolve to bringing in the national guard? >> obviously i have been in consultation with the governor all week long during this incident. he has been on the scene himself there numerous times this week. you know, we just talked about the need to try to bring peace to this community. and we need some help. we need some folks to come in. guardsmen will come in with full equipment and august meant the force of law enforcement officers that are here. we saw as i said a larger group
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of protesters that have come into the city that aren't residents of the city. we know that. and that are coming in to cause unrest in things that you've seen that you have been covering this evening. has us all very concerned. we want peace for this area, and we have to bring this under control. >> and as you say, they will augment the police protection that's there now. when will they arrive? >> sometime in the mornings. these are missouri national guardsmen, men and women of missouri national guard. we work with them on a regular basis on a lot of disasters. they assisted in the joplin tornado three years back. we already have a great relationship with the men and women of the missouri national guard, so they will be i'm sure arriving at some point tomorrow. >> i want to play one other witness right now that we interviewed earlier.
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she's very frustrated. you will hear her anguish, perhaps you heard it. she's a female who was protesting peacefully, an iraqi war veteran. hear for a moment what she had to say. >> it wasn't no fight. it wasn't no shots fired. all it was was shooting was the police, they got threatened because there were black people, thousands of black people gathering. all we did was maran falling to our knees. we didn't have to be shot down with no tear gas. i did ten years in the military. just got back from iraq, and you shooting me with tear gas? i didn't get tear gassed in iraq but i'm on city streets getting tear gassed. >> so there's the continuing problem that people who are just wanting to have their voices heard are somehow getting mixed up with shots fired according to the police and they're getting in the mix of this.
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how will more police presence try to solve that problem, colonel? >> well, obviously, i am not going to call them protesters, we tried to allow people to peacefully protest all week long. we recognize the right for those folks to do that, we tried to allow that, and we have no problem with peaceful protesters coming in. but you know, the footage that i saw tonight covered by your own news crew, and our officers were telling me they were fired upon with gunfire. i was there last night, heard the gunfire myself, saw them shooting at patrol car last night. when you have those kind of actions, throwing molotov cocktails at command posts and at the police line, i don't know where that lady was during this, but certainly what i saw and what my officers described to me were far worse than what she described in her statement there. you know, they came to attack
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our command post tonight, and we didn't have any choice but to try to defend ourselves first and foremost, and this is getting obviously into a very serious situation and the governor recognized the fact that more resources need to be brought up. he activated missouri national guard for that. >> we thank you for your time and your input and hope the national guard will help the situation in ferguson. our guest was talking about the fact that somehow you have to separate it out, but you've got the violent elements, and with people wanting to share their voices, and he suggested suspending perhaps protests. >> because it is impossible to know at night with the police presence who exactly is responsible for agitating and who is there peacefully. you hear the passion in alicia
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williams' voice, you believe in her perspective was being peaceful, but she wasn't in every location. the police have a larger operation they're following. some will be frustrated because they won't have seen the violent elements, others the police say like we saw ron johnson say, the police did a fine job of diffusing the situation when it could have gotten much worse. >> all of this unrest began with police shooting of course of unarmed teenager michael brown august 9th. >> this was last week. since then, everyone had a different version of events. there have been accusations of brown committing a strong-arm robbery, accusations we should say. does that excuse what the autopsy reveals, he was shot six times. susan candiotti has more on the video that some call character assassination. >> reporter: dramatic surveillance video inside a convenience store shows a robin progress. it is about ten minutes before michael brown is shot dead.
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a police report describes a tall, heavy, unarmed suspect picking up a box of cigars, and then heading for the door. when a clerk tries to block him, the suspect grabs his shirt collar with his left hand, pushing him out of the way, and walks out. the store calls 911, reporting a robbery. question, is this 18-year-old michael brown. answer? police say yes. he appears to be wearing a white t-shirt, a baseball cap. the same clothes he was wearing when he was shot. the same cap seen lying in the street. question, who was with brown in the store? police say it is dorian johnson, standing behind brown here, and next to him at the door. dorian is not being charged in this case. he is brown's friend who saw the young man he calls big mike shot dead. johnson is a key witness in the
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shooting who has already been interviewed by investigators. ten minutes after leaving the store, brown and his friend are confronted by a police officer in his cruiser about a quarter mile away. question, who's the officer? six days after the shooting we find out his name, darren wilson, wearing a badge for six years. a clean record. >> he was a gentleman, a quiet officer. he is, has been an excellent officer. >> reporter: the biggest question, why did officer wilson shoot brown. the answer remains murky. police acknowledge when he first stopped brown and his friend, it had nothing to do with the cigar robbery. it was far less serious. >> because they were walking down the middle of the street, blocking traffic. that was it. >> the officer says get the [bleep] out of the street, verbatim, his words. >> reporter: now this intriguing new detail. the police chief says when the officer drives by the teens, he
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may have been spotted cigars in brown's hand, making a possible link to the robbery minutes earlier. >> as he passed them, that's when he might have seen the evidence and connected it. >> at that time he reached out the window with his left arm, he grabbed onto my friend, big mike's throat, trying to pull him in the vehicle. >> reporter: what little police have said differs sharply. >> one of those individuals at the time came into, as the officer was exiting his police car, allegedly pushed the police officer back into the car, where he physically assaulted the police officer. >> reporter: police say the two struggle over the officer's gun. but mike brown's friend says brown was just trying to get away, not fighting for the gun. >> i looked at my friend, big mike, i saw he was struck in the chest or upper region, i saw blood splattered down his side. >> reporter: another witness is watching from the distance. >> he gets out of the vehicle
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and pursues michael as he is shooting his weapon. michael jerks his body as if was hit. >> he was beginning to tell the officer he was unarmed, stop shooting. >> the officer continues shooting until he goes down to the ground. >> reporter: question, how did officer wilson's face get swollen, what's his explanation for shooting brown? we don't know. >> i can't release anything about interviews with the officers or any of the witnesses because i don't know. and i really don't want to know until this is done. >> reporter: when will that be? we don't know that either. susan candiotti, cnn, new york. >> and obviously there's so much we don't know. so many unanswered questions and residents of ferguson are filling in the blanks themselves, what they say is unfair treatment by the police is manifested in this. the police are saying they can't even give us the details. what we do know is that that video released friday was done
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despite the justice department and captain johnson there not wanting it released, they said it would just inflame tensions. a lot of questions about why that was released in the first place. we will bring you more when cnn special coverage continues. after more than a week of a cycle of anger, unity, and more anger, we will look at race relations in america. peoi go to angie's listt for all kinds of reasons. to gauge whether or not the projects will be done in a timely fashion and within budget. angie's list members can tell you which provider is the best in town. you'll find reviews on everything from home repair to healthcare. now that we're expecting, i like the fact i can go onto angie's list and look for pediatricians.
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well, ferguson missouri is a largely african-american community, police by an
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overwhelmingly white police force. >> that dynamic has been a source of tension there for a time. shortly ago i spoke with markel hutchins, i asked him in light of all that we have seen in the past week or so, what are we witnessing here. listen to this. >> i think we're seeing something unprecedented in america today. what don suggested earlier that we have not seen this type of heavy handed military style policing is very true, and is troubling, particularly for those of us who remember the days of the segregated south when people like martin luther king junior and so many others marched under these same kinds of conditions, so that we would not have to 50 years later fight along racial and those kinds of lines, but i think one thing is very important for us to make a distinction. we keep grouping people together as if everybody, these folks are
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all protesters. there's a difference in a protester and provok tour. many that are causing these disruptions are doing so not to bring justice but to create further dissension and tension and that's most unfortunate. >> what is it going to take to bring the kind of change these residents want? you have the missouri governor, jay nixon, criticize the quote, over militarization of police. you have civil rights leaders there, rev. jesse jackson, al sharpton participating in this, and everyone seems to agree with that american citizens have a right to peacefully demonstrate and protest. police officers, too, want to create security. this is more than increased diversity on the police force, isn't it? aren't we talking race relations in the united states, and ferguson, missouri is as midwest as it gets. it is representative of many parts of the country. >> it is. one of the things we have to resign ourselves in america
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today to deal with is we still have unresolved issues when it comes to race and race relations. in the last 60 days here in the united states of america, there have been four african-american men who were unarmed, who were killed by police officers, for seemingly no reason at all. southern los angeles, new york, we see what is happening in ohio and other places, but the overarching theme here is we have a lot of work to do. i think quite frankly it is time because what is happening in ferguson is so widespread, it is time to have a larger conversation as a nation. >> let me ask you a follow-up on that point. u.s. president barack obama, first black president, made a comment about the heart breaking situation with michael brown, last time he did it was trayvon martin. he is criticized for not doing more to speak to the things you're speaking of, national dialogue, larger approach, he
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has the power, he is president. we got word he is back from his vacation. hopefully watching all of this from white house, information i am referring to coming out of ferguson. what can he do? >> i think the president of the united states, without regard to whether it is barack obama or whoever the president might happen to be in this moment, because of the tension and because this is an unprecedented situation, the president of the united states should in fact step forward and offer the kind of national leadership that is going to be required to solve this problem, but you know, errol, one thing we have to really deal with as we look at the tension we are seeing in the street, we have to take a look and re-examine, reconsider what we consider to be policing and who polices in these tense situations. as one who has lead civil rights campaigns across the country myself, if i were advising the chief of police and the governmental officials there, i would tell them on these nights
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when these protests are disrupting, every community leader, every pastor, clergy person, every boy scout leader, every well respected community leader of any sort should be equipped, should be in some sense deputized, allow them to accompany officers. >> so they can differentiate. >> only when the community begins to police itself will we see a real deescalation in the kinds of things we're seeing right now. it is illogical for us to think that the police and law enforcement can do the job of de-escalating themselves, when the escalation is largely a result of great disdain for police to start with. >> the reverend markel hutchins there speaking to me earlier. we are turning to other stories we are following next on
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cnn. >> pope francis heading back to rome. a closer look at what he was able to achieve in south korea, where the number of catholics is small but growing. can this decadent, fruit topped pastry... ...with indulgent streusel crumble, be from... fiber one. new fiber one streusel.
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pope francis is on board a flight to rome after five days in south korea. >> his trip marked the first papal visit to the country in a quarter century. it is home to a growing catholic
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population but the amount of growth in the past ten years slowed. >> he had a final celebration mass, he urged for reconciliation between the north and south on the korean peninsula. want to give you more information on the fight of the ebola virus. it grew more complicated in liberia. >> a dozen fled an isolation facility, this after authorities say a group of men ransacked the building, stealing mattresses and medical equipment. >> authorities say no one was injured and that the attackers' motive was to make it clear they didn't want a containment center in monrovia. before we go, we want to recap the top story. the governor of missouri deploying the national guard to the city of ferguson, arriving in the morning. >> that decision by the governor comes after a night of chaos, and more than a week of protests and some sporadic looting, after
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police shot and killed an unarmed teenager, michael brown, the second of three autopsies is out as well ahead of monday's government imposed curfew, protesters through molotov cocktails, fired at police command post at with you. that crowd was met with tear gas and rubber bullets. >> and two people were shot amid the chaos, but not by police. there have been as well several arrests and many witnesses on the ground say protesters were demonstrating peacefully. we have just mixed views on what the scene was, depending where people were. >> and heightened emotions we witnessed on cnn overnight. thanks for being with us. you have been watching cnn special coverage, i am errol barnett. >> and i am natalie allen. the latest from ferguson is next here on "early start."
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breaking news overnight. violence in the streets of ferguson, missouri. tear gas, molotov cocktails and gunfire. protesters furious over the police shooting of michael brown. the national guard, the national guard being deployed to the area. the latest over night and the details we have learned about how he died. we are live where the city is under a curfew. good morning. i'm christine romans. it is 4:00 a.m. in the east. we welcome viewers here in the u.s. and around the